Kickstarter – LESS CAR MORE GO: the cargo bike documentary
I’m a big fan of documentaries and an even bigger fan of bikes. So, I go nuts when I hear about bike documentaries. One that I’m particularly interested in seeing is Liz Canning‘s new film about the cargo bike culture, called Less Car More Go.
From the Kickstarter page:
In early 2011, almost three years before the Wall Street Journal dubbed cargo bikes “the New Station Wagon,” filmmaker Liz Canning began making LESS CAR MORE GO. The project is a crowdsourced documentary on the past, present and future of the cargo bike movement, co-directed by over 100 cargo cyclists. A rapidly growing online network of bike lovers from all over the world has shared hours of video footage capturing how cargo bikes change lives. The number, quality and content of submissions to LESS CAR MORE GO is a stunning testament to the power of bicycles, community and art. And we’ve only just begun! Read more.
There are only a few days left to help fund this project and Liz is still pretty far from her goal. She states:
Thus far the project been fueled by passion and funded by co-directors and myself. A successful Kickstarter campaign will sustain us through post-production and ensure that all this inspired work pays off. A documentary (especially a crowdsourced one) is really made in the editing. I will need time and some assistance to weave all these disparate elements into a coherent and exciting story.
Kickstarter funds will also pay for a handful of video equipment to be shared by co-directors, media storage drives, an assistant editor/producer, and travel to cargo bike hot spots in and possibly outside of the US. There will be other expenses like music and archival rights, motion graphics and color correction/finishing, DVD authoring and outreach, press and publicity.
If you want to support the post-production of the film and get a copy for yourself, head over to her Kickstarter page and make a pledge.